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Old Jul 9th, 2024, 11:49 AM
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Just to make sure I have things prepared for the game and it doesn't take more time to get started, Sandari, Fey and Rii are starting from the werewolf hunting together or separate and Cask and Iohanna are starting from the meeting with Lady Morwen?
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That’s sounds good to me. That’s what I was thinking.
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Yes. Iohanna enjoyed a certain amount of upper-class interaction at the abbey with the knights, so calling on the nobility is within the social parameters of the Hand. Plus a roof and a bed would be nice to have tonight. Chase off some weirdo squatters? No worries.
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Is there still room for one more? I’ve been looking for a TSL game for a while.
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I believe Red was indeed looking for another character.
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@Rhaiber: Of course there's room for one more!
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@Red Leper: I have a quick question about the tone for this game. Is this meant to be a classic Ravenloft gothic horror flavour, but just using TSL rules? Or is it more of a deconstruction of the genre, mixing it with some of the tongue-in-cheek quirkiness of TSL?

I ask because I have two different character concepts in mind. One would use the Chosen playbook to build a magical girl (somewhere on the scale between Sailor Moon and Madoka Magica), a warrior princess with a tragic past that drives her to fight against monsters and injustice. The other would use the Sunhand playbook to make an incorrigibly optimistic ingenue with a bit of Miyazaki cottage-core flavour who is hyper focused on her ambitions for a successful food cart business and who serves as a support character for the more adventurous types.

Would one of those be a better fit for this game than the other?
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@Rhaiber: I try to find a flavor based on the type of characters that are in my games rather than deciding on the flavor myself and I'm getting a more serious gothic horror flavor so the first suggestion might fit best.

I have my plans but I try to be a flexible DM.
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Could be some interesting dynamics between a Chosen playbook character and Llamacorns' Legion character who is essentially a (repeatedly) failed chosen one. Also might be interesting to explore the differences between being "Chosen" and "Devoted".
Otherwise, Sunhand is just super cool! I was thinking about playing one reskinned as an alchemist before I settled on my current concept.

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Princess Luminara StarshimmerName: Princess Luminara “Lulu” Starshimmer
Gender/Pronouns/Orientation: Cis-female / she, her / demi-sexual
Age: I guess 18, maybe even a shade younger if that works.
Playbook: The Chosen.

Archetype/Concept: Magical Girl, somewhere on the spectrum between Sailor Moon and Madoka Magica: an ordinary girl who is granted mystical powers by an outside force and transforms into a magically empowered hero.


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Lulu
Lulu is a fairly ordinary young girl - at least she never thought of herself as anything special. She always lagged behind her peers in height, and physical development in general, often causing her to be mistaken for younger than she is - a misconception her softly rounded cherubic face and her wide, guileless eyes do little to dispel. When she can get away with it, she prefers to dress simply, in a common peasant dress made of plain cloth, and heavy well-worn boots far too big for her that give her a somewhat clownish appearance. There is a brightness to her smile that can be infectious, though.

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Princess Luminara Starshimmer
When she calls upon the magic of her ancestral calling, all of that changes: she no longer looks anything like a simple peasant farmgirl. Instead Princess Luminara Starshimmer appears as a tall, robust warrior encased in ornate gleaming magical armor. All her bumbling clumsiness is suddenly replaced by majestic grace and power, and her typically unruly hair grows longer, and yet manages to stay out of her way far better than when she is “just herself.”

Fears: duty and position getting in the way of personal connections; never being able to live a “normal” life again; imposter syndrome
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  • Many generations ago, a demon horde invaded Lulu’s homeworld. In order to defend against them, Lulu’s ancestor, Queen Lucia, summoned a powerful outsider and bound it to herself.
  • When Lucia grew old, the spirit-guide passed on to her heir and daughter, beginning a long line of hereditary mystic warriors.
  • Though powerful enough to fend off demon hordes, Lulu’s great-grandmother was unable to defend her family against the sort of standard political intrigue that allowed a usurper to steal the throne.
  • Lulu was raised secretly in exile, as a simple farmgirl, with no knowledge of her family heritage.
  • When Lulu’s mother was killed, the ancestral spirit was passed on to Lulu, along with the mantle and responsibilities of the Mystic Knight, protector of her home land. It has been a steep learning curve for her since then.
  • Although Lulu (and in fact most of her ancestors) always believed their family spirit to be celestial, Nyxx is actually a rogue devil who sought to break away from his archdevil overlords, largely because Hell is just a really terrible place to spend eternity. After centuries of “pretending” to be good, the innocence and purity of his mortal hosts has begun to rub off on him. Though not particularly evil (he wasn’t that bad to begin with, just too much a hedonist to cut it as an angel), he is still far from being redeemed since his motivations are primarily selfish.

Hook: could go with either the fog or the hunting, whichever works better for the rest of the group.
Posting capabilities: I typically check in on the site daily, but posting rate is often a bit slower based on the constant battle between inspiration and writer’s block. I can reasonably post 2-3 times/week, but which days those are may vary from week to week.
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@Rhaiber: I noticed some indecision with your character's hook. I am planning on starting the party in two separate groups that are going to meet in Barovia so you may choose either or you can wait until you read the opening game post and decide then. You'll either be with Sundari and Cask Sharplance, if you choose the hunting or with Fey, Rii and Iohanna if you choose to work for Lady Morwen.
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Congradulations everyone!
Hmmm ... I thought Fay and Rii were starting with werewolf hunting and Cask was working for Lady Morwen.

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I didn't put names in the starting post so wherever you start your character. I might have had a brain fart there
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